BRIAN PENDLETON AND HIS DESCENDANTS, 1599-1910, Compiled by Everett Hall Pendleton, Privatley Printed MCMX, found in the DAR Library, Washington, DC. Page 37, 46 & 47.
A tradition among her descendants says that she was sixty years old when she died.
Eleazer Brown and his wife made their home in Westerly and later in Stonington, in the part of that township which was afterward set off to form North Stonington. In the division of their father's property, Ann received his house as appears in the agreement of the heirs: pg. 46.
After the deaths of Ann and her husband, her surviving children deeded to Edmund and Joseph Pendleton of Westerly, for ten pounds all their rights in the estate of "our grandfather, James Pendleton late of Westerly, and of 'Briant' Pendleton". This deed was signed 30 Jul 1734, by Jonathan Brown, "Elezer" Brown, Thomas Main and Ann, his wife, Patience Brown, James Pendleton and Abigail his wife, and Wait Palmer and Mary, his wife (Rockingham Co., NH Deeds, xx, 227.)
MARRIAGES BEFORE 1700, page 46,
BROWN, Eleazer and Ann PENDLETON, 18 October 1693, Westerly RI.
VITAL RECORDS OF STONINGTON, CT., Vol 2, page 2.
PENDLETON, Ann, m. Ele(a)zer Brown, Oct. 18, 1683.
GRAVE STONE INSCRIPTIONS OF THE TOWN OF NORTH STONINGTON, NEW LONDON CO., CT, Copied by Charles R. Hale, 1932, page 64. Brown Cemetery #71.
Brown, Ann, wife of Eleazer, and daughter of Capt. James Pendleton born 1673, died age 60.
Sources: Genealogical and Biographical Record of New London, Conn; History
of Stonington; National Society, Daughters of Colonial Wars; Early New England
Pendletons; Early New England Marriages Prior to 1700; Brown Genealogy; R.I.
Genealogical Register, v4, #4, 355; AF.
G. and B. Record of New London: Ann Pendleton, born 12 Nov. 1673.
History of Stonington: Ann Pendleton, born 12 Nov. 1673.
Since James Pendleton was in Portsmouth from 1665 to 1670, Ann possibly was
born there, according to this information, but gravestone, erected many
years after her death, says she was born six years later in Westerly, Rhode
Island. Both say she died at age 60.
Ann / Wife of / Eleazer Brown / & Daughter of / Capt. James Pendleton / Born in Westerly RI / 1673 Died aged / 60 years
An AF record says she died Nov. 30, 1734. New England Marriages Prior
to 1700 says she was born in 1667. Back to square one.
"Early New England Pendletons" says Ann's mother was from Sudbury, Mass.
Ann could have gone to her parents' home for births. Births of some of her
children were recorded in both Sudbury and Portsmouth.
Colonial Wars: Ann Pendleton, born 12 Nov. 1673, died before 1732. Married Eleazer Brown 18 Oct. 1693.
Major Brian Pendleton left 700 acres of Westerly, Rhode Island, land in trust to his son James, which was to be divided among James' children by his second wife. Each was to receive one share, except for the oldest son, who would receive two shares. An instrument dated April 11, 1711, named Ann's share, one of seven. Typically, it is listed in her husband's name. "...Elizer brown hath ye third lott & ye house that was Capt. Pendletons stands on itt ye bounds thereof is in ye surveigh & ye s'd Elezer brown had s'd lott by a Joynt agreement of the heirs of Capt. James Pendleton & payed sertaine sumes of money therefore unto Nicholas Cottrill William walker as was inserted in Capt. James Pendletons will & for a confirmation of s'd lott with all ye housing orchards fencings pausters woods timber & all other priveleges & apurtenances whatsoever belonging to s'd lott or hereafter shall belong thereunto" (are, in effect, assigned by the above Cottrill and Walker, as well as by Edmund and Caleb Pendleton) "to ye s'd Elezer brown his heirs Executs administrators &
assigns to have & to hold in severallity forever to use poses and injoy as his owne proper Estate forever..." From Brown Genealogy, Vol. II.
No wonder Ann and Eleazer lived in Westerly as well as Stonington.
Four generations later, Caroline M. Wood Brown, wife of German S. Brown, bought Broome County property in her own name from German's brother. The lot of the wife had improved, if not the size of the lott.
RIGR: Called Ann Brown in her father's will.
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